Yup, it’s spring.
“We’re all in love. Everyone’s wandering around in a dreamlike state, courting like mad, coming back at lunchtime with trinkets and baubles,” says director Alan Binding of London consultancy Bosworth Field.
And it’s obviously a magnetic force – Binding has never before designed a wedding invitation, but this merry month of April he was besieged by three requests.
Henry Barnes from client Levi’s was the first. He’s getting married in May in Worcestershire and wanted “a beautiful invitation”.
Liam Yardy from Hobson’s Publishing is marrying Ruth, whose father is the reverend at Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch church. “We absolutely had to get the name right on the invite, and design it long and thin to fit it all in,” says designer Oliver Walker.
And interior designer Harold Bartram, he who hung out with David Mellor at the Royal College of Art in the Sixties and later taught Peter Leonard and David Davies, is getting remarried.
The consultancy has been asked to each wedding and is madly buying up snazzy clothes. “I’ve got another one to go to as well – but luckily they haven’t asked us to design the invite,” says a nuptialed-out Walker.